Following yet another schemozzle by the Australian Golf Union, surely it is time for Col Phillips and his other long serving offsiders to do the right thing and quit for the good of golf in Australia. The latest episode on Thursday is quite possibly their worst effort yet, with the situation of play being cancelled on a day simply perfect for golf taking the cake. You would think they would have learnt from their stuffups at Royal Melbourne during the 80s. They also butchered Royal Adelaide in 1998 and made a mess up at The Grand last year. To see them blaming Victoria Golf Club, knowing they can't respond due to confidentiality agreements sickens me. The AGU was responsible for the setup and running of the event, and should accept responsibility.
They are also secretive and incompetent on the administrative side, with Golf Link proving an expensive flop which has failed to deliver what was promised. And now they want us to bail it out. And then there is the involvement at Moonah Links, which is having a direct and detrimental affect on several nearby AGU affiliated clubs, who are understandably annoyed that their peak body has set up a facility in direct competition to them. Presumably if Moonah Links fails we, the ordinary club golfer, will be expected to bail them out financially for that as well.
After such a long and sorry period of administrative and event management incompetence, it is time for heads to roll at the AGU, starting at the top.